“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
All things should be done out of love towards Jesus and our fellow man. It does not matter how right we are factually; if our heart or spirit is not right, then the good that we might do is corrupted and the judgement of the Lord will snuff our works (and candlesticks) out, because they are not the light of Christ, but darkness.
Let us continue to grow faith that is shown in love and deed, not in mere facts and vain words as we tear down others proudly and self-righteously, because such as these might find their faith counted unworthy of His Kingdom. This is the general idea found when considering the letter written to the church of Ephesus.
Below are some scriptures that we might consider as we search our own heart for an Ephesus-like nature and seek the grace of Jesus to forgive us and lead us in a better way by the working of His Holy Spirit within us.
Note: This scripture list is a work in progress that will be updated as These Things Saith He is completed.
- John 15
- 1 John
- Romans 12
- 1 Corinthians